"tacks" in the noun sense
the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
3. stable gear, saddlery, tack
gear for a horse
4. sheet, tack, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud
nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
5. tack, tacking
nautical) the act of changing tack
sailing a zigzag course
"tacks" in the verb sense
fasten with tacks
"tack the notice on the board"
2. tack, wear round
turn into the wind
"The sailors decided to tack the boat"
"The boat tacked"
3. assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together
create by putting components or members together
"She pieced a quilt"
"He tacked together some verses"
"They set up a committee"
4. baste, tack
sew together loosely, with large stitches
"baste a hem"
5. append, tag on, tack on, tack, hang on
fix to attach
"append a charm to the necklace"
6. interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop
reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
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